Andrea Tantaros, a former Fox News host, filed a lawsuit this week that spells out all the ways Fox spied on her and “emotionally tortured” her.
Ex-CEO Roger Ailes was fired because of multiple sexual-harassment allegations and Tantaros was one of those who filed a lawsuit against him. Tantaros said that Ailes and O’Reilly had acted inappropriately towards her and that the top executives of the network had retaliated when she originally complained.
Tantaros names Fox News co-president Bill Shine, Irena Briganti, and Peter A. Snyder and alleges that they spied on her to obtain private information that they in turn used to “intimidate, terrorize, and crush her through an endless stream of lewd, offensive, and career-damaging social media posts, blog entries and commentary.”
The lawsuit is backed by forensic proof that her personal computer had been compromised with a spying software and stories on stories of Snyder using fake social media accounts to troll her.
Tantaros believes that @DanielWayneBlo1 was created by Snyder to use the illegally obtained private information to harass her.
For example, the account tweeted at her asking for a signed copy of her 2016 book just days after it arrived at her doorstep.
Another instance was after she had spoken with a friend about a visit to Charleston, South Carolina. Shortly after the account tweeted an image of a tree with the caption: “Angel Oak Charleston, S.C.”
One of the worst ones has to be the day after she discussed plans with her mother for what to do on the anniversary of her brother’s death, the account posted an image with the caption “Purple Memorial… for Daniel Tantaros, R.I.P. Daniel…”
Conveniently after news broke of her intent to sue the tweets all disappeared and the twitter handle fell silent.
Of course Fox Network’s counsel denied the allegations and said in a statement to Huffington Post: “Fox News and its executives flatly deny that they conducted any electronic surveillance of Ms. Tantaros. They have no knowledge of the anonymous or pseudonymous tweets described in her complaint. This lawsuit is a flimsy pretext to keep Ms. Tantaros and her sexual harassment claims in the public eye after the State Supreme Court directed her to bring them in arbitration.”
Clearly, the lawyers at Fox News are working overtime these days. It appears that these men at Fox think they can get away with whatever they want and when they can’t, they intend to bully their victims into being quiet.
We can’t wait to see Tantaros take these fools down, they picked the wrong woman to mess with.